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Hooray, I’ve finished my pink and green top, and I have something positive to contribute to today’s Stash Reports.   This was taken early this morning, and it’s a beautiful day in Yorkshire!

Finished size is 54 x 72 inches.  It’s the HeartStrings pattern, starting with 10-inch muslin squares for backing and then trimming the squares to 9.5 inches after piecing the strings.

Here are my totals for the year:

Bought this week:  0
Bought year-to-date:  16 yards
Gift fabric received:  30 yards
Total fabric in:  46 yards
Used this week:  7 yards
Used year-to-date:  33.75 yards
Total used (net):  -12.25

To see how others are progressing with their Stash Reports this week, please visit Judy’s blog.

Happy Quilting!

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Good progress this week on my pink and green Summer Holiday Quilt!  I’ve made all 48 quarter blocks and have started assembling the large blocks.  Five big blocks are now finished.

My design wall is only tiny, so I have to lay out larger projects on my “design floor.”  And of course, Nigel the quilting dog is helping me by inspecting my work.  😉

My other block sets are lined up and waiting to be assembled.

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog for a list of links.

Happy Quilting!

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We had a fantastic holiday in Northumberland.  We went to the beach, explored castles and took long walks every day.

I took my Featherweight (Singer 221K) with me for a little relaxation sewing in the evenings, along with a box of pink and green strings that I’ve been saving for a travel project.

I like string blocks because they are so easy and stress-free when I am sewing in less-than-ideal conditions.  There are no instructions to follow, and the seam allowances don’t have to be a perfect 1/4 inch.  I was sewing on the dining table, so I used thick bath towels folded over as an ironing pad for my travel iron.

Here are the first four blocks where the pattern is beginning to emerge.

I finished three more blocks this morning, and this is what I have so far.

We didn’t find any quilt shops in our travels, but I did buy a lovely bar of soap that was wrapped in nice quilting cotton.

And that little piece of fabric wrapping has found its way into my quilt!  🙂

It’s going to be a very nice memento of a beautiful summer getaway.

Happy Quilting!

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